Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Last week of classes info

LAST WEEK OF CLASSES: please read carefully, these are done by category and have instructions from your teachers that you need to know.



Those performing in the 3:00Music Recital on Saturday 16th , at the Cabool United Methodist Church-need to rehearse with Mrs. Peterson during the following:

Harrisons: Monday during lesson

Carmen: Wednesday 5:00

Lissy: Thursday 2:00

Sunni: Thursday 8:00

Langes: Friday 10:00



Please be there by 6:30 to get shoes and be prepared. Everyone who uses studio shoes needs to bring their own white shoes to dance in. (In some numbers there are not enough) ALL performing students should wear med-dark blue jeans or jeggings.  Tops should be holiday/red/green themed.  Holiday socks are most welcome. Students performing “Light of Christmas”:  Bring on the novelty headwear!  Hats, headbands, earrings, etc.  REMEMBER that you MUST have pockets for the fake snow.

There is an extra practice available for the recital Friday, 15th 4:00-5:00 at the Dance Studio if anyone would like to come.

Dance Recital at the Cabool H.S. Auditorium this Saturday on December 16th at 7:00 pm



It is parent watch night, come observe your students and the progress they have made while enjoying a Christmas special.


The students will also be joining the Dance Recital at the Cabool H.S. Auditorium this Saturday on December 16th at 7:00 pm. Please arrive at 6:00 to get costumes.




We will be practicing sections of The Nutcracker,The Bells of Christmas, Polar Express, In the Bleak Midwinter, Sing Along, and Holiday Mashup. These are the selections we are playing for the Sunday Afternoon Concert, 17th at 3:00 at the Houston Melba Theater Grand Opening.


Those playing with SOCO need to be there at 1:30 tuned and ready to rehearse.

Everyone else needs to arrive at 2:00 to practice Polar Express & The Bells of Christmas before the Concert. Dress is Black with accents of red.



Those playing in the recital will rehearse with Mrs. Peterson:

Lissy: 2:00 Thursday

Hannah & Abby Thursday

Briley: 7:00 Thursday


Also, he would like you to be at there at 1:30 to test acoustics with David for the 3:00 Music Recital on Saturday 16th , at the Cabool United Methodist Church-




Please arrive at 4:30 to go over the Ensemble piece. Everyone wear Black leggings and Christmas sweaters and Christmas socks if you have them. Hair can be  however, some will have buns because of Ballet.

Dance Recital at the Cabool H.S. Auditorium this Saturday on December 16th at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 9 and 10th

Weekend FYI Saturday 9th

Cabool- 9:30 Meet at Main Street closest to Nursing Home #18 (middle of parade line up)

Houston -1:30 High School parking lot

Dress warm!

We will need help loading trailer and moving stuff to the High School after Cabool parade if anyone is available. ( need someone to pull trailer)

Need help on concession stand at the Melba 5:30-8:30 - if available call 254-3168 tonight

Sunday 10th

1:00 Dress Rehearsal Strings
1:30-2:30 All instruments

Concert 3:00 wear black with accents of red. Please invite everyone you know! FREE CONCERT !!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas parades

It's Christmas Time!!!!

For anyone who might be interested to get into the Christmas spirit and walk in the parade with the STARS foundation, the schedule is as follows:

December 2nd   10:00   Willow Springs
December 9th.   10:00.   Cabool
                              2:00.    Houston

Please come 30 minutes early to the float, and wear your STARS foundation T-shirt if you have one. Accent with Christmas red and green

Questions 254-3168

Monday, November 20, 2017



The STARS FOUNDATION is closed the week of November 20-November 24

Tonight November 20 we will be having orchestra only 5-7:30 at Opus

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Return Annie script

I also forgot, all of you need to return yourAnnie script – if they are not returned before Monday then we will have to keep your deposit. Remember to erase all of your pencil markings.

Thank you

Annie, Saturday final show

Annie Cast:

PICTURES are very important after such hard work. Several of you are not available tomorrow afternoon, but I was trying to prevent you from being tortured between shows-unfortunately I believe we are going to try and do the pictures right after the first show. So do not change out of your clothes we are going to work backwards to prepare for the second show and take pictures IMMEDIATELY after the first show.

Here will be the order as follows:

Cast B - Grace, Warbucks, Annie
Cast B - Hannigan, Rooster, Lily

1.Full cast in Mansion at Christmas-A
2. Cabinet Scene
3. Healy Show-A
4. Fully dressed children
5. Easy street- A
6. NYC-A
7. I think I'm gonna like it here-A
8. Little Girls
9. Hooverville 
10. Hard knock life

We will have less than an hour to do these pictures. And I know that you were going to want to eat as well. So make sure you already have your food with you so you can eat while we're doing pictures in between

Cast B will take those two pictures following the show while Cast A is getting dressed. And then we will take the pictures in that order so that we are ready for the next show.

I'm sorry I can't make it perfect for everyone but we're going to try this and see if it works-please let me have all of your cooperation.

You are a fabulous group and you know that you mean the world to me and that you have worked extremely hard. But let me say that what little time I have been able to wander into the audience they are all flabbergasted by the success of the show.

Love you all, good luck

Monday, November 6, 2017

Scheduling changes November 6-11

THE STARS FOUNDATION has some schedule changes for the week of 
November 6-11 Due to last Production week of Annie. Read carefully

Monday: All regular classes scheduled as is -Nutcracker participants Will rehearse this evening at the dance studio at 8:30 PM.

Tuesday: All regular classes scheduled as is-Annie production will rehearse at 8:30 at the high school. All Springfield lessons will occur Tuesday morning

Wednesday: there will be no private lessons, or ALL STARS. Everyone will attend their regular classes during the week. The Russian ballet nutcracker performance is at 7 PM in Springfield and all participants will need to be prepared to leave early. (Rides will be worked out accordingly) we will leave at 11:00 am. Details given at rehearsal 

Thursday: All classes will resume except the following-
1. 6:00 Gymnastics class will begin Warming up at 5:30-work till 6:30
2. 7-8 Hip Hop class will be canceled that day for the show
3. 6:00 art class is canceled 
4. 7:00 Orchestra is canceled 
5. Lange's cello class is moved to 3:30-4:30

Friday- Clogging classes canceled 
Mt. View:
We are needing to leave by 5:30 so the classes will be set up differently:
Piano: 2:20 Woolsey 
            2:40 Melissa Weaver Woolsey 
            3:00 Laura Walton Maxwell
            3:20 Kody
            3:40 Jasmine 
            4:00 Jayden

Dance: 3:00 private
         3:15-4- is the 5:15-6 class
         4-4:30- is the 6-6:30 class
         4:30-5:30- is the 6:30-7:30 class

We apologize for this inconvenience during the production, however without the production fundraiser we would not have enough funds to operate. Please come support us and see the show.

*all canceled classes will receive a credit in the December billing.

Please contact me if these changes do not work for you and we will see how we can better assist you. 254-3168

Thank you

Friday, November 3, 2017

Annie cast November 3


Friday night November 3

1. Anyone involved in the pre-show can wear their costumes and do not have to wear the jeans and Annie T-shirt

2. Tonight we will begin the preshow at 6:30 with clogging numbers.

3. Do not arrive before 5 o'clock to get ready, and when you are ready do not go on the stage-wait in the stairwell until you are asked to come on

4. Try to have hair and make up done before you come

Thank you

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Annie cast

Orchestra will be there at 6:30:

I think we should take advantage of that and have EVERYONE there to rehearse Cast B and then 8:30 Cast A

Long night, but will be better served.

Annie things to get:

Little girls with Christmas Dresses-
Need white lace socks folded down with any dress shoe 

Boylan Sisters- fishnet stockings

Mansion staff- black sheer hose

All guys- black or brown dress shoe

There are plenty of resources for shoes- so come to me if you need a certain size or don't have it before you go buying it

This will be a full out dress rehearsal minus the hair and make up

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Just a reminder, all classes and lessons are canceled for the entire week for the production of Annie!!!

See you at the Show!!!


Annie Practice Final Week Countdown 

4-5:00 is Pre-Show clogging practice
5:00 Everyone- (no Orphans)
6:00 Everyone with Orphans
7:00 Everyone run songs twice with               Orchestra


Everyone who can go to the Houston performance will wear jeans and Annie t-shirt. Need to be at Houston Main Street at 5:30

Cloggers will perform and then we will have "Its a hard knock life", "Hooverville", and "Tomorrow"

Some instrumental stuff

It will be 45 min- an hour

7:00 practice- only Annies and Warbucks

Wednesday- 8:30 Rehearsals 
( based on how everyone feels)

SHOW TIME!!!!!!!

Monday, October 23, 2017


Annie Cast:

Monday, October 23 at 8:30 PM
Everyone needs to be at practice

You will also receive a new practice schedule that will hopefully be beneficial.

Annie Cast - Prop list

Prop list - Annie cast! Things in RED are still needed.

Annie Prop List

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Annie Cast - Costume information

Costume list - Annie cast! Please bring for approval on Saturday, October 21.

Annie Costume info

Monday, October 16, 2017



Entire cast of Annie is to be at rehearsal tonight. It is the first straight run through of act one. Thanks

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mountain view students


October 13

Today we would like to try a new location for our classes that will hopefully provide a more convenient place to accommodate the music and dance.

Name of Church : Mountain View First Church of God 205 W 5th St. (BEHIND Signal / Next to the Bus Barn)

Lessons will resume at normally scheduled times 

Thank you for your patience 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Annieand nutcracker

Annie Rehearsal Modifications for the week of October 11-14 (Read Carefully)

Wednesday: 8:30 
Hannigan, Rooster, Lily

Thursday: Ensemble  & Main Characters (no kids)
I think I'm Gonna Like it Here 
You Won't Be an Orphan for Long

Saturday: EVERYONE! 8:30
                 Fully Dressed
                 A New Deal For Christmas
                 Review Hard Knock & Little 
at 10:30-12:00 Orchestra will Perform while we Dance ALL Ensemble pieces choreographed ONLY
Kids stuff will go first
 after 30 min lunch break Adult Ensembles start at 12:30-2:00

Thank you for your participation and Patience

NUTCRACKER Rehearsals will now be ONLY after Annie Rehearsal Saturdays, 2:00 at the High School so Bring Dance Stuff
No more traveling!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Need help


I know we all have a busy day tomorrow, but the library in Mountain Grove is in need of about 10 workers to come and move books after their book sale. From 1 to 3 PM and they usually treat their workers afterwards.

It was a wonderful service last year when several of our students participated and helped make an easy light load for these elderly women.

If you have these two hours to spare please call me at 417-254-3168 so I know that you are available.

Thank you so much

Cancellation rehearsal

Clarification of Annie rehearsals:

ENTIRE cast should have had rehearsal tomorrow -


Practice has been canceled for Saturday October 7th due to too

Many cast members telling me they will not be there-


I should expect everyone to be ready to work very hard in the next three weeks before the show! Everything on the calendar in RED means everyone is required to be there- no exceptions.

Enjoy the weekend and memorize😊

Tuition Due

Dear parents,

I understand that several of you have been adding and dropping classes over the last month of class and need some bills adjusted. However, we need tuition paid each month on time by the 10th in order to pay our bills. If you have adjustments that need to be made they cannot be made until the following month, because all of our billing system goes out electronically.

Please do what you can until adjustments have been made. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Have a wonderful weekend😊

Mrs Peterson

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saturday, September 30 events

Saturday, September 30 is another busy day for STARS:

Annie Rehearsal, 9:00-12:00- no orphans needed today- just everyone else

Meanwhile: Cloggers assigned- 9:30-10 Mt View

1:00 orchestra setup at amphitheater

Meanwhile: musicians assigned to be in Mt View 2:30-3:00

Concert dress rehearsal: be at amphitheater by 4:00 dressed in black

Concert at 7:00 pm

I could use help with several assignments if anyone could volunteer please text me at +14172543168 

Have a wonderful day.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Annie rehearsal

Annie Rehearsal

Saturday September 9th. 9 to 12 AM at the Opus building at Hwy 181 (old Cabool Cinema) will be an all cast rehearsal with everyone that is involved with the production

We will hand out Scripts and rehearsal schedules for the next two months.

Look forward to seeing everyone!

And yes, adults or anyone above the age of 16 may still register to participate

Monday, September 4, 2017

Reminders for 9/4/17

Good morning, all! A couple of additional reminders today: 
1. Rehearsals for Annie begin tonight, 8:30 - 9:30 pm at the dance studio on Main St. This is for Cast A and B EXCEPT orphans. Full rehearsal schedule will be available soon. 
2. Ballet students - Auditions for the Great Russian Nutcracker are THIS Saturday, September 9 in Springfield. You MUST register online at http://www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/signup-form.

3. Please note - while we do begin classes TODAY, violin and vocals will not start until September 11.

4. All-STARS begins October 4.

5. Art students in the 11 & up class - each of you needs a 9x12 spiral drawing pad, not a sketch book. It needs to be for drawing or mixed media as sketch book paper is too thin.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thank you

I wanted to say thank you to so many of you who reached out to our family and showered us with, love, cards, gifts, meals and service. We were truly blessed. Thank you for your patience and giving us time. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Love, the Peterson family💕

ANNIE cast

I am sorry for the delay. This is not an easy task. There were many prepared and wonderful auditions.
Thank you for coming, I hope you will enjoy your experience participating and trust that we can work together to make a spectacular show while allowing everyone to grow and learn.
Our first rehearsal will be Monday Evening at 8:30 at the Dance Studio at 519 Main for Cast A & B Only- but NOT any orphans. Stay tuned for the Schedule. I will do my best to accommodate.
Scripts will be available at the first rehearsal for a $20 deposit that is refundable when it is returned.
THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE at the discretion of the Director
(Perform Friday & Saturday Evenings)
Annie: Gianna Westlund 
Miss Hannigan: Andrea Williams
Pepper      Kaylie W.
July           Sarah Grace
Molly         Addison S.
Duffy        Ali L.
Tessie       Alley G.
Kate          Abby P.
Grace:    Jennifer Harrison
Warbucks: John Bailey
Rooster: James Lange 
Lily:  Hannah Peterson
CAST B (Perform Thursday Evenings & Saturday Matinees)
Annie: Bailey Gilkeson
Miss Hannigan: Kiera Ryan (Jennifer Harrison-understudy)
Pepper      Lydia S.
July           Zoey
Molly        Addison S. 
                 (Bella -understudy)
Duffy        Ali L.
Tessie      Alley G.
Kate         Abby P.
Grace:    Courtney Burnes
Warbucks: John Bailey
Rooster: Joel Harrison 
Lily:  Honor Harrison
Orphans, Servants, Hooverville, NYC, ect…
Each will have 4-5 scenes with singing, dancing, and lines.

Elizabeth G.
Caleb G
Rebecca G.
Briley G.
Kyleigh P.
Tom M.
Carmen M.
Hanna M.
Meadow M.
Alex. F.
Cheyenne L.
Gavin R.
Lissy P.
Matt P.
Corbin A.
Ty M.
Colin C.
Sophie M.
Quincy C.
Jaeda A.
Mariah M
Deserah M.
Mindy D.
Sam D.
David A.
Brody A.
Amanda L.
Lauren L.
Konnor W.
......and more
*with the exception of “Annie” ALL Cast A & B are welcome to join the ensemble on the evenings off if you would like. Let me know before the first rehearsal.

If your name is not listed, please contact me at 417-254-3168 so as to not leave anyone out that registered.

Thank you

Monday, August 28, 2017


Annie Audition Results

Thank you for coming and participating in this exciting event. We had a wonderful turn out. If there are any of you who did not have the opportunity to register, you are still welcome to do so until September 8. Everyone who auditioned and registered will be a part of the production.
Each person is given a number to prevent Bias from the Judges
Scores are given during auditions. This is the following breakdown:
o   60% Vocals (pitch, phrasing, annunciation, rhythms)
o   30% Stage Presence (memory, audience engaged, choreo, acting)
o   10% appearance (How well you dressed for the character)
Scores are added and averaged to decide the final call backs: they are posted in order of scores
Tuesday,  August  29 at 7:00 pm at 519 Main Street will be the Call Backs
Here we will determine chemistry and how well the character voices blend
Please prepare the following for each character call back:
Go to: https://llviewersg3ae4.com 
LOGIN: matbec@centurytel.net
Annie:   Zoey, Gianna, Bailey, and Abby
Orphans: Ali L, Alley G., Bella, Addison, Sarah Grace, Hazel, Kaylie
Hannigan: Jennifer, Andrea, Kierra
Be familiar and know dialogue and music for All of Scene 1 #2  thru #4
Annie:   Zoey, Gianna, Bailey and Abby
Grace:  Courtney, Carmen, Elizabeth, Alex
Warbucks: John
Be familiar and know dialogue and music for All of page 47-53 and NYC song
Hannigan: Jennifer, Andrea, Kierra
Lily/ Rooster:  Hannah & James , Joel & Honor
Be familiar and know the Dialogue and music for all of page 63 starting with Rooster to pg 69 with Easy Street song
Good Luck. At this point scores will start over again based on call back performance. Everyone who did not have a call back has parts- there are 33 roles to fill- these were just the ones that needed to come back to make final decisions.
Stay tuned for rehearsal schedule

Monday, August 14, 2017


As some of you may already know, STARS Executive Director Rebecca Peterson and husband Matt's oldest daughter, Tessa Peterson, passed away unexpectedly due to complications from diabetes on August 12. In light of this tragedy, the beginning of the fall semester at STARS has been rescheduled from August 21 to Monday, September 4, 2017.

Private music lesson schedules will be complete and posted sometime during the week of August 21. If you have scheduling or registration related questions, please contact Katie Montgomery at 417-252-4290 or katie@coastal-fmc.com. If you have payment or billing related questions, please contact Cindy Lundberg at 406-781-9754 or lundberg10@hotmail.com.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Viewing will be at 10:00 am Saturday, August 19 at the LDS Chapel, 8507 Highway E in Houston, Missouri. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 am, with burial immediately after in the Cabool Cemetery. All are welcome to attend.

For service information please contact Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home, 417-962-3123. Memorial contributions can be made to the family through Elliott-Gentry-Carder.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Cinderella final day

Cinderella -
August 12th, Saturday

WOW- first time actors, you did a great job- that was a lot of "firsts" yesterday and I think you will find it easier today.

Two reminders from the directors:
-Please remember NOT to put your back to the audience
- speak clearly and keep the dialogue going. If the audience doesn't hear you, they cannot follow the story.

Everyone did a much better job on expression last night I was very pleased. And notice how the audience laughed when you were getting into your character and being expressive. That is your goal for this next performance is to keep the audience
Engaged at all times.

We have a performance at 3:00
Call time is 2:00- an hour before to prepare and get dressed. If main characters (except mice) could be there at 1:30 I would like to help show them a couple things, and also try something different with the Mics because they don't fit their ears.

The tiny children do not need to be there until closer to 3 o'clock.

After the 3 o'clock show please STAY on the stage we are going to have a cast picture.

Again thank your parents, yesterday was a very difficult time that we have never experienced. Everyone pulled together and helped to get this show on. You and your children are Awesome. See you soon.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Cinderella it's today!

Cinderella Cast

Friday,  August  11


Due to new venue; We will have to change our schedule for the day:

Please allow the students to REST and RELAX


I need the following Characters to come to the dance studio at 12:00 pm

Prince Charming





Step Mother

Step Sisters

Fairy Godmother

Mice: Jaq, Luke, Perla, Gus, Kendal, Kenadi, Hannah M., Eliza 


Regardless of what the students might say or think because sometimes I think out loud nothing is final until it is posted.-ALL the costumes previously posted ARE correct. If you do not know exactly what parts your students play- here is the list:


Adeline F.-Pumpkin/Mouse

Alley G.-Narrator

Amanda L- Royal Court/ Ensemble

Anna L- Royal court/ Ensemble

Bailey G- Royal court/ Ensemble

Brittany C- Royal Court/Ensemble

Caleb B- Prince Charming

Caseyn M- Herald

Clay F.- Town Crier

Darcy B- Anastasia

Eliza- Mouse

Farad T- Narrator

Hanna M- mouse

Hannah E- Narrator

Hannah Rose- Ensemble/ Royal court

Hazel- Cinderella

Isabella H- Pumpkin/ Mouse

Jacina- Royal Court/ Ensemble

James- Royal Court/ Ensemble

Jonas- Grand Duke

Kaeleb M- Town Crier

Karabella- Mouse/ Pumpkin

Kalie W- Royal Court/ Ensemble

Keegan- Town Crier

Kenda Johnson- Perla

Kyndall & Kynnadi- Mice

Max- Jaq

Meadow- royalcourt/ ensemble

Megan- Fairy Godmother

Mia- Pumpkin/ Mouse

Paige- Royal court/ ensemble

Quincy- Royal court/ ensemble

Rachel R- Town Crier

Sarah T- Royal court/ ensemble

Sophie- Step Mother

Tanner- Luke

Tobie- Drizella

Zachary B- Town Crier

Hannah P- Royal court/ ensemble

Kyleigh- Royal court/ ensemble

Weston- King

Jackson- Royal court/ ensemble




****If your name did not appear in the list: YOU are ensemble



The rest of the cast will come around 3:30TO THE CABOOL HIGH SCHOOL Auditorium to get dressed in costume and be prepared to run through the play on stage for the first time with the mics and props. If we have time I need to run through it again, but we will end by 6:00 pm for the audience to come in.


During the rehearsal and waiting time for the performance at 7:00, I would like the students to eat light snacks to prevent sleepiness. Grapes, crackers, cheese, carrots, or lunch like foods would be best for them and ONLY water.


We are at the countdown. The SHOW is less than 24 hours away!


Thank you for your patience

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Cinderella Cast:

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Rehearsal will entail live microphone usage, Completing costume fittings, Stage Blocking, and Choreography. This is a very large amount of work. I really need parents that can help students to stay busy and attentive to what we are teaching by providing them with something to do.


After students are picked up, be sure they are practicing lines, songs, and getting a good night’s sleep to prevent exhaustion and illness.


This is not easy to do and cannot be done without cooperation from everyone. It takes a team. If you are available, we will need help with certain things for the show. Katie Montgomery will have a sign up sheet for those things.


Costume responsibilities for each character as follows:


Ensemble (In front the whole time) : Black pants, black socks or shoes, hair anyway you would like, but neatly done, with light make-up for girls (mascara, black eyeliner, and clear lip gloss ONLY please)


Narrators & Town Criers: Black pants, black socks or shoes, hair anyway you would like, but neatly done, with light make-up for girls (mascara, black eyeliner, and clear lip gloss ONLY please)


Anastasia, Cinderella, Step Mother, Drizella: Need  white Tights and Black dress shoe ( make-up will be done there)


Grand Duke, Herald, King, Prince: Black Dress Pants (I have some if you need it) and black socks and dress shoes


Royal Court: White Tights and black dress shoes(girls) Black socks & dress shoes,hair anyway you would like, but neatly done, with light make-up for girls (mascara, black eyeliner, and clear lip gloss ONLY please)


All Mice & Pumpkins:

Gus, Jaq, and Luke need white socks

Perla: White Tights and Ballet slippers

Suzy: Black tights, Black short sleeve Leo

Xtra:need white tights and Ballet slippers  (if you have them)

Mia: Black tights, Black leo for mouse, and white tights ballet slippers for pumpkin

Please do not to go out and buy anything expensive check with us first we may have things you may borrow😉but I need to know tomorrow at the latest.


If you have questions or I have missed something feel free to text me at 417-254-3168


Please help us get the word out so we have an audience so the kids will do well. Share our events on facebook, sell tickets, call family and friends, or hang flyers. It is very helpful.


Special thanks to Katie, Stacey, and Miranda for our crafts and snacks!

Thursday, May 25, 2017


GOOD MORNING my fellow friends and students, this is our first week off and I miss you all! We had a wonderful weekend starting with the Friday evening show in Mountain View, followed by the variety show in Willow Springs, followed by the stars rise fun raiser in Willow Springs, followed by Mountain Grove music recital, followed by yesterday with our visitor Joel Harrison. Phew...It's amazing to think how far our students have come in the last year. And we have so many wonderful things planned for the next year to help enhance their talents.

If any of you have some great pictures or videos of this last weekend's events, please send them to 417-254-3168, or matbec@centurytel.net. I will need them for our historian to put in the scrapbook, as well as I would like to post them on our main Facebook page.

Also remember to catch up your tuition. You will not have a bill for the next three months, so if for some reason you have gotten a little behind this is a good time to catch up without it being a burden, hopefully.😉

If you need some service hours we have several events coming up this summer you can help with. The first one is the glow run, if you are interested in assisting please call Cindy Bobe at 417-217-9430. And I will be out in the botanical garden tomorrow cleaning up if anyone is interested call at 417-254-3168.

Hope you all have a wonderful summer and I get to see you at our camps.🤗

Monday, May 1, 2017

Canceled classes

This has been a shocking weekend with unfortunate events due to the weather and the flooding that has occurred. I have spoken to many of you and you have been stranded and suffered losses and have damage to clean up. STARS has also suffered and we have much to clean up. All three schools are canceled therefore we will be canceling all lessons and classes for Monday, May 1. Let us know if we can be of assistance to any of you.
Much love, Mrs. Peterson💕

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Month of May

Please READ CAREFULLY there is a lot and includes those who participated in Jungle Book😊

MUSICIANS: MAY 13, Cabool Auditorium 7:00

Any orchestra players may join SOCO in this concert – practices are Tuesday evening at the Ferguson building in Willow Springs, 7-9-I have all the music if you are interested. Not required but appreciated.


May 16th will be the last day of class for the semester. All parents are invited to attend and observe their child's progress and demonstrations.


This will be our last day of lessons. After lessons, That evening at 7 PM at the youth center we will hold a recital for friends and family to attend. If you have not already given me a number of guests please let me know.

EVERYONE: STARS May 20th Concert Agenda:

Due to location and participants out of town; here is the following schedule:

Saturday at 2:00 at the Grimes Auditorium in Willow Springs will be a Variety Show Fundraiser.

6 Improv class skits
4 small ensemble orchestra numbers
4 vocal pieces
Jazmynn's classes will perform-3
2 pianists
Solo/duet dance numbers
Displayed Art Projects

MAY 20th 7:00 STAR Theater in Willow Springs

After the fire, they have restored the theater and it will be completed May 20. They will be holding an opening show as a fundraiser. They have asked STARS to do the following if available:

Perform in costume: the ensemble for "I wanna be like you" from our Jungle Book Production
Clogging number "Good to be Alive"
Kyleighs Acapella clog
Hannah's Contemporary Ballet Dance
John Bailey singing "Till I hear you Sing" and "Danny Boy"
And all orchestra members perform Phantom, Pirates, and Star Wars
(All Stuff we already know)

MUSICIANS: MAY 21, Sunday 3:00 At the Mountain Grove Family Church

This will be the last student music recital before STARS is closed for the summer.

CLOGGERS: stay tuned for Lori's post

Phew....that was alot😜
Feel free to call 417-254-3168 for any questions. summer is around the corner😀

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cello students

CELLO Students:

Kieran has several concerts this month and will only be down on the last Tuesday of April. However I will be helping with lessons so if you could please give me a call to set up a time for 4172543168

Friday, April 7, 2017

Jungle book

Jungle Book Cast

To clarify, please arrive at the high school Auditorium at 6:30 if you are a wolf, or an early painted monkey.

6:50 for the rest of you who just need to get up on stage before the preshow. Please come with your make up done. 

Also, those who wear black on the stage because you were trees there are vines in a bag that you were supposed to get and wrap them across your shoulder or wherever before you come out as a tree.

If you do not know how to do your make up and hair then we can help you if you come at 6:30

Tiny children and parents who I have already spoken to, you can bring your children at 7:00

Please call me if you have questions, you are not bothering me. Everyone did a great job last night considering all the obstacles we had to face. Great teamwork! Love you all very much.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Jungle Book Volunteers

This is what the volunteer schedule looks like as of right now. You can see there are still some holes, so if you can fill in let me know.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jungle Book Reminders

Good morning! Reminder Jungle Book parents - if you have not signed up for your volunteer time slot PLEASE get with me and get on the list! We still have several spots to fill and people who haven't signed up. Message Katie Montgomery, call 417-252-4290, or email katie@silvermistlabs.com.

Also, don't forget ticket sales for THIS WEEK's shows are due at tonight's rehearsal!


Monday, April 3, 2017

Jungle Book


Please come in stage black attire this week. Black socks if you do not have black shoes: Hair: Girls need low center bun if you have long hair. Makeup is eyeliner, mascara, blush, and lip gloss. NO EYESHADOW OR LIPSTICK. 

Thank you, Everyone is doing a fantastic job😊



Please remember that according to the vacation/ weather policy, we are closed for the week of April 3-7 due to the production Jungle Book. All classes and lessons will not be in session.

Hope to see you at the show - Have a wonderful week.😊

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday Night Orchestra - TONIGHT

Orchestra rehearsal tonight will be for EVERYONE from 7:00 to 8:30 to prepare for Saturday's concert! Thursday night will be strings, vocalists, and piano only. Thank you for all your hard work! See you tonight :)
Sorry trombones, couldn't resist a little Lion King-related orchestra humor.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Lion king time change


We have had enough confirmation that we can get everyone down to the studio by 9:30 so we will go ahead and have rehearsal. Thank you for letting me know your status.

Lion King


The weather is not looking favorable for most of the area. I am canceling rehearsal this morning for everyone's safety. However, this will put a strain on progress, please practice and work on what we have accomplished thus far. Stay tuned for updates.

If weather looks better at 1:00 pm today, I would still like to try and rehearse- text 417-254-3168 if you can come - thanks and I will post the decision by noon.

Thursday, March 9, 2017



Please do not feel you need to come if weather is threatening. We serve a large area and it is different for each person.

Be safe😉

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lion king rehearsals


Monday, 7:30-9:00 at the Opus
Older students only

Saturday, 8:00-11:30 at dance studio
8-10 Everyone
10-11:30 Older students only 

Please be on time
Also, I am hoping by Saturday to have the entire rehearsal schedule lined up
To handout.

Thank you for your patience

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Lion King


Parent Meeting at the beginning of rehearsals will keep everyone organized, just keep in mind when bringing students


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Springfield Symphony

Extreme Mozart!
Classical Concert

Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:00
Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the
We celebrate one of classical music’s most extremely prolific, genius, and complex characters with a night of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music. We open with his frothy and charming overture to the opera Cosi Fan Tutte, and we will play his delightful Symphony 39.  We will also welcome to the stage our 2016 Hellam Young Artists’ Competition Winner Brian Hong on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

 Call or text 4172543168 for tickets

Lion King rehearsal


First Rehearsal
Saturday March 4th 8:00-12:00
Ages 6-11 will be done by 10:00
Vocals and Choreography
At the Dance Building at 519 Main Street (where auditions were held)

Come prepared being familiar with Circle of Life, and Can you feel the love tonight ensemble part


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lion king cast

Amazing auditions today! BRAVO

Lion King Cast has been selected:
*Based on point system only and is subject to change; is as follows:

Rafiki- Macy S.     US: Amanda L.
Mufasa- Lucas B. US. Gavin R.
Sarabi- Morgan H
Zazu- Jonas F.      US: Kierra R
Scar- James L.      US: Lissy P
Young Simba- Becca F   US: Caleb L
Simba- Jackson W.   US: Seth F
Young Nala- Alley G. US: Sarah Grace 
Nala- Laney A       US: Briley G
Sarafina- Briley G
3 Hyenas - Gavin, Kierra, Seth
     US: Peyton, Lilly, Trinity W
Timon- Joel H.        US: Cameron F
Pumbaa- Wyatt E.    US: Peyton W




Stay tuned for rehearsal schedule...


STUDENT RECITAL-February 26, 3:00
Cabool United Methodist Church

All students need to come at 2:30 to have instruments tuned & seated in performance order.

Please wear dress or slacks, and bring music if you need an accompanist.

Look forward to the recital. Let's pack the audience, bring friends and family.

Make up class


This is a reminder of our vacation week. We built in a make up snow week that does not require all classes. Stars will be closed during February 27 through March 3 with the following exceptions for make up:

Tuesday, February 28 Willow Springs rehearsal at 7 to 8:30 (orchestra only)

Wednesday, March 1 Sophie piano lesson 4:30

Thursday, March 2 ALL CLASSES AND LESSONS MAKE-up day

Friday, March 3 Mountain View classes

We will be sending notes home this week with these reminders. Thank you for your participation and patience. Let me know if there is anything we can do to help🙂

Friday, February 17, 2017

Mountain View cloggers

Mt. View Cloggers:

After speaking with you last week, it looks like it will work for us to reverse the classes. 4 to 5 will be the older students and 5 to 530 will be the younger students.

Thank you- we will accommodate if there are any other needs or concerns

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Hip Hop Dancers: Thursday 2/16

We need the 7-8:00 class to join the older class today at 3:45 or as soon as they can arrive. I Apologize for this inconvenience on such short notice.

Vocalists: Thursday 2/16

A reminder that today is vocal lessons, please be at your designated time on time and with your payment of $12.50. Thank you

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Newsletter - January through March

Newsletter is posted on the website:


Make sure you take a look! Lots of good information in there.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mountain View

Good morning Mountain View Students! Aside from all of the schools being closed due to weather, we are going to have class today in Mountain View. Feel free to use caution due to the weather.

We did receive the clothing that was ordered. However, we would like you to have your student dressed in shorts and a T-shirt with hair up and socks. We will distribute the clothing during class to the parents, but will not have the student dress out today to prevent interrupting the class.

Thank you

PS. Billing is still being sent out this morning-when we begin class today if you have not received your email please check with me to be sure we have the correct email address.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Mountain View Classes:


3:30-4:00 Ages 3 & 4
4:00-5:00 Ages 5-7
5:00-6 Ages 8 and up (Reese at 5:30)


4:00-5:00 Ages 8 and up
5:00-6:00 Ages 7 and under
(3 & 4 year olds will be done at 5:30)

If you have paid for your clothing your child's order should arrive by Friday. If you have not paid or have not been measured, we will be making a second order; in the mean time have your child just wear a pair of shorts, t- shirt, and socks. Remember hair up in a bun  if possible or pony tail.

If this schedule does not work for anyone or if you have any questions pertaining to any part of the classes, please contact Rebecca at 417-254-3168 and we will try to accommodate you the best we can.  

Thank you, look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Since all 4 surrounding schools are closed, there will be no STARS classes today. Thank you!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Spring 2017 Semester

Spring 2017 Semester begins today - welcome back! Visit http://www.thestarsfoundation.org/class-schedule.html for up-to-date schedule information.